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  • Food2.5
  • Service1.5
  • Value2
  • Ambiance1.5
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Ramen House Restaurant

2893 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K2G6
Tel: (604) 737-2500 Order Online
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano


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Excellent Szechuan, Misleading Name
By jimmycurN of UBC, Vancouver (16 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 28, 2013 - 11:42am [Dine in]

Many of the negative reviews you see of Ramen House I think are based on the expectations set by the misleading restaurant name. This Ramen House has nothing to do with Japan. It is a Chinese restaurant specializing in the Szechuan style. They make fresh noodles and that is probably where the name comes from.

The food here is excellent! My favourite dish is the spicy Szechuan pork (twice-cooked pork) - essentially bacon, dry tofu, cabbage, and garlic scapes with lots of chili oil. The Kung Pao chicken is great too, we order it every time.

It's kind of dark in there and tends to be muggy - the atmosphere has some drawbacks. It's not 100% clean and the service is just acceptable. There tends to be one waitperson covering the whole restaurant.

But we've never been disappointed by the food. Give it a try, just set your expectations to spicy Chinese food and put Japanese ramen out of your mind.

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Horrible experience - no wonder it's cheap
By maodao of Vancouver (Cambie) (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 4:01pm [Dine in]

I was quite excited at first to try out this seemingly authentic Chinese restaurant on the west side, especially the price seemed to be reasonable. Now I think only people who don't know what real Chinese food taste like would go there.
We ordered a dish of stir fried vegetable dish. It's supposed to be light and fresh without too much add-ons. However, the dish tasted and looked like the cook didn't wash the frying pan from cooking fish. It was disgusting! I politely asked the host and he mumbled something like he'll ask them "to stir fry it again." When he brought the dish back, it's half cold and the brown stains/unknown debries sticking on the vegetable were less. It still smelt and tasted terrible. I think what he did was to just rinse the dish off with water. So we didn't touch that dish again.
The other 2 items we ordered were disappointing but not to such terrible quality.
When we asked for the bill, I noticed that he charged one rice which I ordered but was never served (I even reminded him). When I pointed the mistake out to him, he at first glanced the table to make sure I wasn't lying, then he deducted the price without taking off the HST. By this time, I knew how bad this restaurant was so I was not gonna let it go. I asked him if he didn't charge HST for the rice. He waived his hand, made a face and mumbled to let me know that I was such a petti customer who bothered him with pennies. Of course he charged us full price for the dish we hardly touched.
The overall experience was very unpleasant and I will never go back again.

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